Transform the poor through Cross Catholic Outreach

Transform the poor through Cross Catholic Outreach

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You've heard or will hear one of our Outreach Priests. Learn more about Cross Catholic Outreach and our ministry to bless poor families with life-changing aid and spiritual hope.

Help the poor and their communities around the world.

Cross Catholic Outreach shares the hope and good news of the Gospel alongside our social work in order to see the Holy Spirit’s transformative power. Around the world and with your help, we bring food, watershelter, educationorphan supportmedical careelderly caremicroenterprise, and disaster relief to the poorest of the poor.

Change Lives Forever

Cross Catholic Outreach effectively multiplies the power of your contribution to make a lasting difference.

$35

233

poor children

$75

Can help provide lifesaving medical care

$250

Can help sponsor a self-help project to empower families

$500

Can help supply clean water for an entire community

$2,500

Can help build a multi-room home for a poor family

Our Global Impact

Discover how God’s grace is working through his people.

- 2021 FISCAL YEAR -

32

Countries
served

318

Projects
Suppported

4.62%

of expenses used
for overhead

$334

million
total aid

Give Hope Where It’s Needed Most

Empower our ministry partners who bring the love of Christ around the globe.

Our Catholic Identity

Cross Catholic Outreach is overseen by U.S. bishops and supported by local bishops in the developing world.

From left to right: Bishop Alfred A. Schlert, Diocese of Allentown, PA; Bishop Carl A. Kemme, Diocese of Wichita, KS; Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Diocese of Tyler, TX; Jim J. Cavnar, President, Cross Catholic Outreach; Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Diocese of Mobile, AL; Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Diocese of San Francisco, CA; Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Diocese of Harrisburg, PA; Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Diocese of St. Louis, MO; Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, Diocese of Palm Beach, FL.

Become a Cross Mission Partner Today

Join our monthly giving club and receive this prayer journal, handmade by those we serve in Haiti!

Use it for reflections and notes to grow in your spiritual life. You’ll also receive a prayer request form to mail back so that we can pray for your needs. In effect, this creates a spiritual bridge to connect you to our sisters and brothers in Christ in the developing world!

Cross Mission Partners also receive a semiannual Mission Update with news, insights and information about the good work and accomplishments made possible by your support.

* Every dollar helps us bless the least of our brothers and sisters throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico & Central America and South America.

Join Now and Transform More Lives Through Monthly Giving

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2023, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.